New to the farm in the fall of 2019, Dennis has nearly a half-century of experience in the thoroughbred industry. Before joining Rancho San Miguel last November, he had worked for some of the most successful racing and breeding operations in California and across the country, including: Charlie Whittingham, Dick Dutrow, John Gosden, Hobeau Farm, Domino Stud Farm, Calumet Farm and Spendthrift Farm. In this century, he has enjoyed success at the highest levels as an independent owner/breeder; and in managing the farm and racing interests of Mercedes Stable and Premier Thoroughbreds. Paying attention to detail and doing right by the horse are two of his guiding principles. He is honored to carry on the legacy of the late Clay Murdock, and continue his vision for Rancho San Miguel.
Dennis Yokum: “Running Rancho San Miguel is truly a team effort. Everyone pitches in, and our success is due to the respect we have for each member of our team and the desire to make every horse benefit from the care and attention they receive.”